The Johan Cruyff Foundation was founded by the legendary football player Johan Cruyff. The Cruyff Foundation is regarded as a major authority on sports for children – including disabled children – and related community projects. A Cruyff Court is a modern alternative of the ancient green, which one could find in a lot of neighborhoods and districts, but has over the years been sacrificed due to urbanization and expansion. The local children get a good safe place where they can play sport and through the cooperation of the local council, corporations, schools, sport and football clubs and local businesses, the Cruyff Court also has an important social function in the neighborhood.
Over the years the Cruyff Foundation has built 200 Cruyff Courts in the Netherlands and abroad; it has set up a Schoolplein 14 (school playground) project at 100 primary schools in the Netherlands, in which the school itself submits a design for its playground, which is then installed by the Cruyff Foundation. The Foundation provides financial support for large- and small-scale sports projects with their activities for handicapped children.
The Cruyff Courts are made of the durable TenCate XP Blade™ and the TenCate Thiobac Pro® C18 backing. TenCate XP Blade™ does not split, making it the right choice for the highest use fields. In addition TenCate XP Blade™ is more resilient than regular tape yarns: instead of laying flat like other tape yarns do, TenCate XP Blade™ twists due to play forming an attractive and well playable turf surface. In combination with the TenCate Thiobac Pro® C18 backing it is a very good en durable synthetic turf solution.